More than 15 million appointments at GP surgeries in England are being wasted each year because of patients failing to turn up without informing practices in advance
Dame Sally Davies is the Chief Medical Officer to the Government. In the annual report just published she advises increasing the existing TAX ON SUGAR containing drinks; the suggestion is to cover a range of foods that are high in ..
The General Medical Council GMC reports concern about the size of the UK doctor workforce. Numbers of doctors has remained about the same 2012-2017. However there has been a rise of 28% in casualty emergency attendance and 15% rise in ..
There is a new report from the British Medical Association about medical consultants workforce. The report finds that less than 7% expect to remain working in the NHS after the age of 65. The report also finds that one third ..
New research has linked waiting times and safety incidents to the financial performance of NHS trusts, and identified 32 “risk zones” across the UK where people are more likely to die of preventable causes. The areas highlighted by the Centre for ..
Our Home Secretary Sajid Javid review of visa cap comes as good news for our diminishing and overwhelmed medical workforce. Review is for Tier 2 visa for UK immigration (needs job offer, certificate of sponsorship from UK employer with a ..
Some three years ago I responded into British Medical Journal rapid responses about the difficulties for patients obtaining the drugs on their prescription: PRESCRIPTION DRUG SHORTAGES & UNAVAILABLE. https://www.bmj.com/content/350/bmj.h2514/rr-1 I recently reviewed the unavailable list of drugs which is getting longer ..
If a GP consistently and regularly sees a high volume of patients in one day, is it safe for the doctor and/or their patients? This question was raised previously by Dr Mary McCarthy GP at the annual GP conference, and ..
The General Medical Council GMC has announces a review of process. Follows allegations that GMC appeal of inherent bias in its decision making. The British Medical Association BMA has, over a number of years, raised concerns about the disproportionate ..
The High Court ruling in the case of Dr Bawa-Garba has sent shockwaves through the medical profession, raising questions about support for doctors working in a system under pressure, the actions of the GMC and the prosecution of healthcare professionals ..